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OLLI: USF Florida in the Civil War: Not What You Think

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


In early 1861, Florida became the third of 11 states to secede from the Union. Join docents from the Tampa Bay History Center to learn what role Florida played in the Civil War, why the state’s leaders decided to secede, and how cattle, salt, and lighthouses factored into the decision. The docents will also discuss the roles played by enslaved people and Native Americans and how the Confederacy’s surrender affected Floridians.



July 10
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tampa Bay History Center
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Tampa Bay History Center
801 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

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